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Ohio Governor John Kasich Thinks Romney's Got The Buckeye State in the Bag
Reaganite Republican ^ | 01 November 2012 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 11/01/2012 5:07:38 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican


Speaking on Meet the Press, Ohio Governor John Kasich -while noting the race was 'close'- was of the opinion that Romney's all but taken Ohio, and stressed that he hasn't previously made this kind of claim. You'd think the state's most powerful Republican would be close enough to the action to have a feel for Republican mood, momentum, and ground game there 

(he's not the only GOPer looking at Ohio close-up and coming away with a real positive impression, either):


"Look, they're very close. But I believe right now we are currently ahead. Internals show us currently ahead," said the Governor... 

"I honestly think that Romney is going to carry Ohio. And you know, I have not been saying this. I now believe it's going to happen." 

Kasich said he became convinced after watching the first presidential debate earlier this month in Denver, a debate which most political observers believe Romney easily outperformed Obama. The polls in the days following that debate also showed a sharp boost for Romney and loss of momentum for Democrats and the president. 

"I have never seen a debate have this much impact. In that first debate, I believe that he was able to connect with people. They said 'you know, maybe he does get me.' And that was an important part of why there's such momentum in the state of Ohio right now."


And while yawn-inducing MSM hacks trot-out tweaked poll results that show Dear Leader ahead by as many as five points in Ohio, reality is going to be far less kind to the Democrats than most of them could even imagine- 


Dick Morris says voters have figured-out that 'Obama has NO message, NO agenda', and 'not even much of an explanation for what he has done over the last four years.' His whole campaign is based on convincing people what an incredibly bad guy

Mitt Romney is, but nobody's buying that anymore -except the pre-convinced- and what you can expect (nationally) is a both a GOP Senate AND a Romney landslide (highlights mine):


....the New York Times/CBS/Quinnipiac Poll is wrong! It shows Obama carrying Ohio, Florida, and Virginia. In reality, Romney is leading in all three states and will carry them all. 

Here’s the deal- The Times is weighting the raw survey data to reflect the ratio of Democrats to Republicans who voted in 2008. True, if we get the same massive turnout among minorities and young people that propelled Obama to victory in 2008, he will win this election and carry these states. 

But we won’t. All the polling shows that the electorate is now much more Republican and that GOP voters are much more motivated to turn out than their Democratic counterparts.

If we weight the Times results for the average turnout of the past four elections: 2004, 2006, 2008, and 2010, we find Romney winning all three states. Republican pollster (the best of them all) John McLaughlin and I used exit polls from the past four elections to figure out how many Democrats and Republicans actually voted and then we averaged them together:

FLORIDA NY Times results: Obama +1 Dem/Rep ratio in Times poll: Dems +7 Average ratio Dem/Rep past four elections: Reps +1 Times overstates Dem vote by 8 points 

Correct poll result: Romney +7 

OHIO NY Times results: Obama +5 Dem/Rep ratio in Times poll: Dems +8 Average ratio Dem/Rep past four elections: Dems +2 Times overstates Dem vote by 6 points 

Correct poll result: Romney +1 

VIRGINIA NY Times results: Obama +2 Dem/Rep ratio in Times poll: Dems +8 Average ratio Dem/Rep past four elections: Reps +1 Times overstates Dem vote by 9 points 

Correct poll result: Romney +7 

And even these results don’t tell the full story... The Gallup Poll finds that the 2012 election will actually have more Republicans and fewer Democrats voting than any of the past four elections....


So the numbers above are not reflective of Romney’s real strength. He will do even better. And add to them the fact that the undecided vote goes against the incumbent, and you are looking at a real landslide...


btw great new Romney 'closer' ad out -here-

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: ohio; poll; romney; winning

1 posted on 11/01/2012 5:07:55 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

I worry about numerous reports from early voters in Ohio punching in Romney and the screen confirming the vote for Obama.


2 posted on 11/01/2012 5:12:11 AM PDT by AU72
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To: AdvisorB; ken5050; sten

*** PING ***


3 posted on 11/01/2012 5:21:11 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: AU72

Me too... long mafia/union tradition, I was born in Cleveland btw


4 posted on 11/01/2012 5:22:41 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: SeekAndFind; LS; Perdogg; napscoordinator; God luvs America; nutmeg; SoFloFreeper; Ravi; ...

ping


5 posted on 11/01/2012 5:27:41 AM PDT by Perdogg (Vote like the US Constitution depends on it - it does!!)
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To: AU72
I worry about numerous reports from early voters in Ohio punching in Romney and the screen confirming the vote for Obama.

Me too. Hopefully, our GOP SOC Jon Husted will take this seriously. I feel much better than I would if we still had Jennifer Brunner.

That said, I believe Romney will win Ohio, and by more that 1 point. If I had to throw out a prediction, I'd say Romney +3.

Also, I'm not sure how many precincts use touch-screens. I know my area is predominantly pencil/OCR balloting.
6 posted on 11/01/2012 5:30:11 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Reaganite Republican

Kasich was much more tentative last night on Hannity than he was over the weekend. He thought Romney would pull it out but it was “VERY TIGHT”.


7 posted on 11/01/2012 5:31:46 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Reaganite Republican

Dick Morris, I totally understand the logic of your argument but, that doesn’t mean that you are correct. It only means that your argument is logical. I will check the numbers folling this election. You somtimes come across as a little ‘greasy’....not sure if anyone has ever told you that. If you end up being right, my opinion of you as an analyst will increase tenfold. If you are wrong, you will come across more like a political hack as will Rove who also touts the same theory as you. You are paid to understand these umbers and if you are just blowing smoke I will not be impressed. PLEASE BE RIGHT!!


8 posted on 11/01/2012 5:31:54 AM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: Mustangman

A-men, Mustangman


9 posted on 11/01/2012 5:38:56 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: SC_Pete

Doesn’t want GOP voters to get complacent.


10 posted on 11/01/2012 5:41:03 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Reaganite Republican

DO NOT PRESUME ANYTHING - GET OUT AND VOTE!!! (caps lock intentional)


11 posted on 11/01/2012 5:41:02 AM PDT by Puddleglum (The road to the White House goes through Benghazi.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Romney will carry Ohio. And Colorado, and Iowa and New Hampshire.

The Electoral College will look exactly like 2000.

R 285 O 253

12 posted on 11/01/2012 5:41:53 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
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To: Mustangman

The polls have similarly been skewed to account for the “fact” that Democrats will vote for Obama and Republicans for Romney in equally high numbers (approaching 90%). There’s no way that the remaining Dems are walking the party line for Obama in those kinds of numbers.


13 posted on 11/01/2012 5:45:14 AM PDT by T. Rustin Noone (the angel wanna wear my red shoes......)
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To: Reaganite Republican


Obama thinks he is going to win O I H 0 and the other 56 states.
14 posted on 11/01/2012 5:48:10 AM PDT by j_k_l
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To: Mikey_1962

Agreed but I say Romney approaches 300 electoral votes... just a hunch after scouring the map a bit


15 posted on 11/01/2012 5:48:32 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: j_k_l

I say a prayer that 0bama is GONE every chance I get!1


16 posted on 11/01/2012 5:51:10 AM PDT by Johnny_cash
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To: fortheDeclaration

I see your point. The Constitution and our way of life hang in the balance.


17 posted on 11/01/2012 5:52:04 AM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: j_k_l

Obama’s just reading from behind...


18 posted on 11/01/2012 6:03:03 AM PDT by arfan (Think Critically... Act Decisively... Reflect Constantly...)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Buckeye Battle Cry thinks he does too!


19 posted on 11/01/2012 6:05:39 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: Reaganite Republican

..Ohio KOs BO...


20 posted on 11/01/2012 6:17:58 AM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: j_k_l

Every time I see that picture the same two words always come to mind: Friggin Idiots.


21 posted on 11/01/2012 7:13:06 AM PDT by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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